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Breakfast seminars and workshops

CORE breakfast seminars and workshops provide a bite-sized piece of professional learning to kick start your day.

 

 

CORE Breakfast

Upcoming breakfast seminars and workshops

North Shore
Seminar
20 May 2016

Learning anywhere anytime can be our learner's reality. By taking learning outside the classroom, learners have rich experiences to empower them within authentic contexts. Drawing on research and practice, we will look at several case studies.

Christchurch
Seminar and workshop
24 May 2016

Recognised as an essential 21st Century learning skill, computer science helps our learners understand computational thinking, and the skills and dispositions needed for operating in a world that is increasingly surrounded by technology. Join Tara to understand more about computer science, including robotics and coding, and how these are used to teach problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking.
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Dunedin
Seminar and workshop
25 May 2016

Much has been written and a lot spoken about learning for the 21st Century, much of which is defined by references to the changes in technology, learning spaces and society – but what, in the end, will differentiate an educated person in 2050 from an educated person in 1950? What has changed and is likely to change? How should this affect our view of schools and schooling, and of learning, and of our education system as a whole?

Christchurch
Seminar and workshop
25 May 2016

The growth of technology, particularly mobile devices, has seen shifts in the way we engage and communicate with others. These devices are opening new paths for learning and providing access in ways that have not been possible before. Drawing on examples from around New Zealand, Tara will outline some of the ways in which these technologies are being used to promote creativity, collaboration and communication in Early Years settings.

Hamilton
Seminar and workshop
26 May 2016

The maker movement in schools aims to give kids the time, space and resources to become inventors. Prototyping tools have been too expensive for schools in the past, but now they are cheap enough for us to put them in the hands of kids and encourage them to solve problems they see in their world. Students can use tools like electronics, thermoplastics, robotics, programming, game design and 3D printing to unleash their creativity.

Wellington
Seminar and workshop
27 May 2016

Using the NZCER Me and My School engagement survey as a context, we will discuss what research suggests about how important it is to know both teachers' and students' views of what they think engagement with learning looks like. Cathie will connect the aspects of engagement explored in the survey with the front end of the curriculum, in particular thinking about the key competencies being ‘the key to learning in all learning areas' (NZC p12).

Streaming
Seminar
27 May 2016

Using the NZCER Me and My School engagement survey as a context, we will discuss what research suggests about how important it is to know both teachers' and students' views of what they think engagement with learning looks like. Cathie will connect the aspects of engagement explored in the survey with the front end of the curriculum, in particular thinking about the key competencies being ‘the key to learning in all learning areas' (NZC p12).

Auckland
Seminar and workshop
27 May 2016

The focus of this breakfast seminar is on effective collaborative practice and the phases of Spirals of Inquiry within future-focused education contexts. Each of these areas will be explored and participants will have opportunities to consider their current practices and whether they might wish to change.

Christchurch
Seminar and workshop
22 June 2016

This session aims to position the environment as a foundational and powerful influence in learning. The session content will ground consideration of the environment in contemporary theoretical views, drawing on features of future focused education and making links to social competence, sustainability, creativity and culture.  

Christchurch
Seminar and workshop
27 July 2016

This session draws on the themes of future focussed learning as a framework to underpin the importance of social competence for 21st century learners. Personalising learning, rethinking learning and the role of the teacher will be explored as a foundation for practice.  Specific attention will be paid to pedagogy and approaches that contribute to social success for learners.

North Shore
Seminar
26 August 2016

When designing either a new learning environment or reconfiguring an existing one, there are a number of guiding principles that help to ensure our physical environments enhance the learning process. During this session, we will look at how schools are developing inclusive, effective learning environments that meet the needs of all learners. We will explore approaches being used in new builds, retro-fitted spaces, and existing single-cell classrooms.

North Shore
Seminar
28 October 2016

Once you have explored the kinds of learning that will occur within your innovative learning environment, choosing the right furniture is essential. Purposeful and flexible learning settings require the need to select furniture and equipment that meets the needs of all our learners.

Hamilton
Seminar and workshop
10 November 2016

This session will explore innovative ways that schools can create environments to empower Māori students and raise achievement for all students in the process. Janelle will discuss several avenues of support for school leaders and teachers to enhance their culturally responsive practices, and strengthen their relationships with Māori students and their whānau.